No evidence that additives cause ADHD…25 Nov


The Patriot Ledger, Washington, D.C. —   Posted: November 25, 2008 

Despite suggestions made in Joan Endyke’s Nov. 12 column, “Healthy Eating: Artificial food additives affect children’s behavior;” the vast body of science supports the conclusion that additives do not cause childhood hyperactivity.

In fact, this position is supported by the National Resource Center on ADHD, a national clearinghouse for evidence-based information about Attention deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Further, based on at least eight controlled studies from 1982 to 1997, the National Resource Center on ADHD has found no direct link between these food colors and hyperactivity in a large majority of the population. 

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